Banking & Finance (Band 1)Switzerland
Banking & Finance: Regulatory (Band 1)Switzerland
Capital Markets (Band 1)
Practice Areas: Practices focuses on domestic and cross-border financial services regulation, offerings of hybrid and equity instruments, as well as structured financing transactions (including covered bonds, asset-backed securities and asset-based financing transactions). Regularly represents financial institutions in regulatory proceedings and investigations as well as banking litigation cases. Other areas of interest include debt restructurings, derivatives and corporate law.
Professional Memberships: Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations, IBA.
Career: Qualified in 1992. Joined Homburger 1994. Worked in corporate finance with UBS Investment Bank 1999-2000. Became Partner in 2002 and Deputy Head of the Financial Services practice team in 2004.
Publications: Numerous publications on financial services regulation, securities law, bank contracts and corporate law. Author in the Zurich Commentary on the Swiss Federal Intermediated Securities Act (enforcement of collateral, 2013) and the Basle Commentaries on the Swiss Banking Act (consolidated supervision, 2005), the Swiss Stock Exchange and Securities Trading Act (independent investigators, 2011), the Swiss Code of Obligations (loans and credits, 2012) and the Swiss Act on Collective Investment Schemes (fund management companies, 2009).
Personal: Born 1964. Graduated as lic iur (summa cum laude, 1989) and Dr iur (summa cum laude, 1994) from the University of Berne. MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau 1999.